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Emergency preparedness, a tool for resilience

Caponera, Alessandro LU (2017) SGED10 20171
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
Today, humanitarian agencies are facing an unprecedented financing crisis. The humanitarian community has to come up with a solution to confront the disparity between the ever-increasing global humanitarian appeals emitted due to the shift in nature of emergencies and the lack of donations necessary to meet the formers. Emergency preparedness represents a solution to this crisis since it has the potential to reduce the cost of response in the long run and more importantly increase the effectiveness of emergency response. Throughout this study, the cost-benefit analysis will assert the WFP’s ROI in emergency preparedness by determining cost and time savings generated, furthermore it will assess the resilience engineered in the analysis that... (More)
Today, humanitarian agencies are facing an unprecedented financing crisis. The humanitarian community has to come up with a solution to confront the disparity between the ever-increasing global humanitarian appeals emitted due to the shift in nature of emergencies and the lack of donations necessary to meet the formers. Emergency preparedness represents a solution to this crisis since it has the potential to reduce the cost of response in the long run and more importantly increase the effectiveness of emergency response. Throughout this study, the cost-benefit analysis will assert the WFP’s ROI in emergency preparedness by determining cost and time savings generated, furthermore it will assess the resilience engineered in the analysis that is an element so crucial for the study of emergency preparedness, yet so very often set aside. The purpose of this dissertation is to expand the knowledge on the benefits of emergency preparedness, assess the models used by the WFP to measure their ROI and hopefully to advocate the increase in investment from donors agencies in projects similar to the one studied. (Less)
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author
Caponera, Alessandro LU
supervisor
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course
SGED10 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gorkha Earthquake, 2015, Cost-benefit analysis, Resilience, Emergency Preparedness
language
English
id
8907894
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2017-10-03 10:15:55
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  abstract     = {Today, humanitarian agencies are facing an unprecedented financing crisis. The humanitarian community has to come up with a solution to confront the disparity between the ever-increasing global humanitarian appeals emitted due to the shift in nature of emergencies and the lack of donations necessary to meet the formers. Emergency preparedness represents a solution to this crisis since it has the potential to reduce the cost of response in the long run and more importantly increase the effectiveness of emergency response. Throughout this study, the cost-benefit analysis will assert the WFP’s ROI in emergency preparedness by determining cost and time savings generated, furthermore it will assess the resilience engineered in the analysis that is an element so crucial for the study of emergency preparedness, yet so very often set aside. The purpose of this dissertation is to expand the knowledge on the benefits of emergency preparedness, assess the models used by the WFP to measure their ROI and hopefully to advocate the increase in investment from donors agencies in projects similar to the one studied.},
  author       = {Caponera, Alessandro},
  keyword      = {Gorkha Earthquake,2015,Cost-benefit analysis,Resilience,Emergency Preparedness},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Emergency preparedness, a tool for resilience},
  year         = {2017},
}